Here we are again, with another V Twin under our belts.
Next year (2015) this auspicious event celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Moto Guzzi Club GB and we have tentatively decided that we might, just might, do the overnight camping thing. This is a ridiculous idea. The event is sited in Fordingbridge – the original one, in England, for the sake of any overseas visitors who might be aware of another – just six terrestrial miles from where we habitually lay our hats. The tent is a 6 berth job that demands to be transported by car. Now I’d love to drag it behind Calista in a trailer, but the need for authenticity might then demand a detour of at least 50 miles just to get some distance under the wheels. The reality will probably see both car and bike in the car park on a couple of occasions.
The International V Twin 2014, then. This, l’evento più illustre del calendario Moto Guzzi GB, was apparently kicked off by the Harley Davidson Owners Group or Club, way back when. The MGCGB took over the running of it, and more Guzzis now turn up than H-D’s – a complete reversal of every other biking event I’ve been to lately. It isn’t exclusive. The V Twin configuration, longitudinal or laterally fitted, is what is being celebrated – although how this justifies people turning up on various models of Triumph, I’m not sure.
and finally, what it is all about; just a bit of fun…